Joe McKendrick

Joe McKendrick is an author, consultant and speaker specializing in trends and developments shaping the technology industry.

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Pfizer's SOA strategy

Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, one of the world's largest drug companies (and a division of Pfizer, Inc.), has begun establishingits own SOA and rolling out new process integration projects.

March 11, 2005 by Britton Manasco


SOA's five not-so-easy pieces

In his latest post, Loosely Coupled's Phil Wainwright notes that "attention is starting to shift from the lower levels of SOA wherepeople argue about ESB, SOAP vs REST, security and other message-levelminutiae up to layers that merit a lot more thought than they've sofar enjoyed in SOA debate." He goes on to mention these higher-level concerns -- registry,policy, governance, semantics and business process management.

March 10, 2005 by


Collapse: a weighty prediction for Web services

Sun's Jonathan Schwartz recently posted some takeaways from a recent Sun executive conference, and added one of his own -- that "Web services will collapse under its own weight."Schwartz opines that "I'm beginningto feel that all the disparate Web service specs and fragmentedstandards activities are way out of control.

March 10, 2005 by


Worst practices in SOA

We can learn a lot from mistakes, preferably someone else's. With that in mind, it's valuable to take a look at some of the early mistakes and worst practices exhibited by folks who have embraced the SOA movement.

March 8, 2005 by Britton Manasco


SOA's long, hard slog

The SOA movement, we should recognize, has its share of skeptics. However, the skepticism is more about the pace of SOA change thanthe likelihood of SOA's arrival.

March 6, 2005 by Britton Manasco


Rearden Commerce: SOA empire in the making?

Who is Patrick Grady? That's a question that is likely to be answered many times over in the coming months as his"employee business services" company, Rearden Commerce, gathers market momentum.

March 3, 2005 by Britton Manasco



Terry Schurter, chief analyst with,offers some interesting food for thought in a recent piece at BPM Today.

March 2, 2005 by Britton Manasco